The Daily Mail says instead Fernandesâ€™s offer was dismissed as derisory and Sam Allardyce chosen as boss â€” decisions that alienated the Malaysian, a lifelong Hammers fan. He called the Hammers high command of David Gold, David Sullivan and Karren Brady â€˜not nice people to deal with to put it mildlyâ€™ and Allardyce â€˜a tragic selectionâ€™.
Fernandes said: "West Ham is all about a style of football which you wonâ€™t get with Allardyce. And I just canâ€™t understand why Avram Grant was ever in charge. Zola is far more suited to managing the club.
"There are not many teams with West Hamâ€™s support and traditions. But the way I was treated by Brady in particular has put me off football. Iâ€™m concentrating on my F1 team now. I can build something here."